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Seventh session of the Team of Specialists on Innovation and Competitiveness Policies

16 - 17 October 2014

Salle XII, Palais des Nations, Geneva

[TOS ICP poster]

The substantive segment of the session will be on:
Smart Specialization - Strategies for Sustainable Development

Smart specialization is a – relatively new – approach to innovation policy and to economic development. It is a strategy in which governments design and deploy their policy instruments on the basis of market signals in order to leverage existing capabilities, assets and competences in the enterprise sector to promote innovation and to generate new comparative advantages.

The seminar will bring together leading policy makers, and representatives of civil society, the business community and academics.

Speaker
(as shown on the Programme)
Presentation
Session 1: Smart Specialization Strategies – Why, What and How?
Walter Deffaa, Director-General, DG Regio, European Commission pdf
Dominique Foray, Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne, Switzerlandpdf
Charles Wessner, Georgetown University, former Director, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Program, National Academy of Sciences, United Statespdf
Slavo Radosevic, University College London, United Kingdompdf
Session 2: Smart Specialization and Economic Development – Filling the Policy Gaps
Philip McCann, University of Groningen, Netherlands pdf
Paolo Casalino, Head of Regione Puglia to Bruxelles, Puglia Region, Italypdf

Hannes Leo, CEO, cbased, Austria
and
Harald Gohm, Standortagentur Tirol, Austria

pdf
Carmen Sillero Illanes, Head of Division for Strategy and Programmes, Agency for Innovation and Development, Andalucía Region, Spainpdf
Alexander Kobenko, Vice-premier, Samara region, Russian Federationpdf
Pavel Dvorak, Principal Economist, European Bank for Reconstruction and Developmentpdf
Zhumatay Salimov, Deputy Chairman, National Agency for Technological Development, Kazakhstanpdf
Eli Anavi, Director, SME & Innovations Directorate, Ministry of Economics & Energy, Bulgariapdf
Session 3: Smart Government for Smart Specialization - Building Capacity for Policy Design and Implementation
Kevin Morgan, Cardiff University, United Kingdompdf
Beata Lubos, Head of Unit of Innovation Policy, Ministry of Economy, Polandpdf
Lena Tsipouri, University of Athens, Greece pdf
Session 4: Above and Beyond – Policy Coordination and Cooperation Across Regions
Ruslan Rakhmatullin, Smart Specialization Platform, Joint Research Center, European Commissionpdf
Annalisa Primi, Organization for Economic Cooperation and Developmentpdf
José Carlos Caldeira, President, National Innovation Agency Portugal, and Vanguard Initiativepdf

 

 

Document's TitleEngFreRus
Informational flyer about the eventpdf--
Agenda
ECE/CECI/ICP/2014/1
pdf--
Report of sixth session
ECE/CECI/ICP/2013/2
pdfpdfpdf
TOS - ICP sixth session's pagehere
Report of seventh session
ECE/CECI/ICP/2014/2
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Innovation in the public sector
ECE/CECI/2014/3
pdfpdfpdf
Good Practices and Policy Recommendations on Aligning Entrepreneurship and Innovation Policies
ECE/CECI/2014/9
pdfpdfpdf
Options for creating working groups, task forces and editorial boards to facilitate the implementation of the work plan (Item 4 of the provisional agenda - Conference Room Paper 1)pdf--
Innovation for Development at ESCWApdf--
TimeAgenda Item
Thursday, 16 October 2014
10:00 – 13:00Item 1. Adoption of the agenda and election of officers
Item 2. Substantive segment “Smart Specialization – Strategies for Sustainable Development”
13:00 – 15:00Lunch Break
15:00 – 18:00Item 2. Substantive segment  “Smart Specialization – Strategies for Sustainable Development” (continued)
Friday, 17 October 2014
10:00 – 13:00Item 2. Substantive segment  “Smart Specialization – Strategies for Sustainable Development” (continued)
13:00 – 15:00Lunch Break
15:00 – 18:00Item 3. Review of the work of the Team of Specialists on Innovation and Competitiveness Policies since the sixth session
Item 4. Implementation plan for work to be undertaken in the remainder of 2014 and in 2015
Item 5. Other business
Item 6. Adoption of the Report of the Session
TimeTitle of the session
Thursday, 16 October 2014
09:00 - 10:00Registration (in front of the conference room)
10:00 - 10:15Welcome address: Andrey Vasilyev, Deputy Executive Secretary, UNECE
10:15 - 13:00

Session 1: "Smart Specialization Strategies – Why, What and How?"

Moderator: Ivan Bortnik, Chairman, Association of Innovative Regions, Russian Federation

- Walter Deffaa, Director-General, DG Regio, European Commission
- Dominique Foray, Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne, Switzerland
- Charles Wessner, Georgetown University, former Director, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Program, National Academy of Sciences, United States
- Slavo Radosevic, University College London, United Kingdom

13:00 - 15:00Lunch Break
15:00 - 18:00Session 2: "Smart Specialization and Economic Development – Filling the Policy Gaps"
Moderator: Charles Wessner, Georgetown University, former Director, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Program, National Academy of Sciences, United States

- Philip McCann, University of Groningen, Netherlands
- Adriana Agrimi, Head of the Industrial Research and Innovation Department, Puglia Region, Italy
- Hannes Leo, CEO, cbased, and Harald Gohm, Standortagentur Tirol, Austria
- Carmen Sillero Illanes, Head of Division for Strategy and Programmes, Agency for Innovation and Development, Andalucía Region, Spain
- Alexander Kobenko, Vice-premier, Samara region, Russian Federation
- Pavel Dvorak, Principal Economist, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
- Zhumatay Salimov, Deputy Chairman, National Agency for Technological Development, Kazakhstan
- Eli Anavi, Director, SME & Innovations Directorate, Ministry of Economics & Energy, Bulgaria
Friday, 17 October 2014
10:00 - 11:30Session 3: "Smart Government for Smart Specialization – Building Capacity for Policy Design and Implementation"
Moderator: Hannes Leo, CEO, cbased, and Harald Gohm, Standortagentur Tirol, Austria

- Kevin Morgan, Cardiff University, United Kingdom
- Beata Lubos, Head of Unit of Innovation Policy, Ministry of Economy, Poland
- Lena Tsipouri, University of Athens, Greece
- Mario Cervantes, Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development
11:30 - 13:00Session 4: "Above and Beyond – Policy Coordination and Cooperation Accross Regions"
Moderator: Zhumatay Salimov, Deputy Chairman, National Agency for Technological Development, Kazakhstan (tbc)

- Ruslan Rakhmatullin, Smart Specialization Platform, Joint Research Center, European Commission
- Annalisa Primi, Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development
- José Carlos Caldeira, Chair, Vanguard Initiative
Updated: 2/10/2014
Name and BiographyTitle
Adriana AgrimiHead of the Industrial Research and Innovation Department, Puglia Region, Italy
Eli AnaviDirector, SME & Innovations Directorate, Ministry of Economics & Energy, Bulgaria
Ivan BortnikChairman, Association of Innovative Regions, Russian Federation
José Carlos CaldeiraDirector, INESC, Portugal and Vanguard Initiative
Mario CervantesPrincipal Administrator, Science & Technology Policy Division, OECD
Walter DeffaaDirector General, DG Regional Policy, European Commission
Pavel DvorakPrincipal Economist, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
Dominique ForayFederal Institute of Technology Lausanne, Switzerland
Carmen Sillero IllanesHead of Division for Strategy and Programmes, Agency for Innovation and Development, Andalucía Region, Spain
Alexander KobenkoVice-premier, Samara region, Russian Federation
Hannes LeoCEO, cbased, and Harald Gohm, Standortagentur Tirol, Austria
Beata LubosHead of Unit of Innovation Policy, Ministry of Economy, Poland
Philip McCannUniversity of Groningen, Netherlands
Kevin MorganUniversity of Cardiff, United Kingdom
Annalisa PrimiOrganization for Economic Cooperation and Development
Slavo RadosevicUniversity College London, United Kingdom
Ruslan RakhmatullinS3 Platform Team, Joint Research Centre, European Commission
Zhumatay SalimovDeputy Chairman, National Agency for Technological Development, Kazakhstan
Lena TsipouriUniversity of Athens, Greece
Charles WessnerGeorgetown University, former Director, Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship,
U.S. National Academy of Sciences